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Paul Steed, best known for his 3D modeling work at id software working on classics like Quake and Wing Commander, has passed away unexpectedly.
Steed had an incredibly diverse career. He is perhaps best known for his 3D modeling work, but he was also an author, a console developer, a game developer with companies like Electronic Arts and id, a keynote speaker at the 2008 Game Developer's Conference, and he also ran his own game development company, Exigent.
The news comes from The Jace Hall Show, which has a great synopsis of Steed's career as well as an episode featured where Steed was interviewed.
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R.I.P.! Best wishes to his family.
It is always sad to hear someone passed away well before their time. I wish his friends and family the best.
Sounds like he was a hard-working man. My prayers go out to his family.
My condolences to Paul's family and friends.
He doesn't look too old. Came out of nowhere. R.I.P. Paul Steed. Best wishes to his family.
STEED! Shame he had to go. R.I.P. Steed, thank you for all the good you have done for the industry, best wishes to his family.
God bless and comfort his family during this tragic time. He will surely be missed, not just for his astounding contributions he has made in the world of gaming, but more so for the man he was to those who loved him.
He looked awful young in that pic. Not saying young people can't die or anything, but still, I wonder what it was. R.I.P.
Wow, wonder what happened. My thoughts will be with his family.
After seeing the video I think he and I would've been pretty good friends if I ever knew him.
R.I.P. man. i actually remember that episode. praying for his family.
Nooooo! He will be sorely missed:(
R.I.P Paul Steed, you will be missed. My best wishes to his family and friends.
He will be missed.